Noob here. HELLO. I was recommended this series a few years ago after many years withdrawal symptoms for GOT. A friend and I both started reading at the same time and I was loving it until about half way through the first book and then I just put it down.... for about 2 years... whilst my friend carried on. Anyway... I forced myself to pick it back up and oh my gosh am I glad I did! Just started TSR and still start sulking when I have to put it down to work... sleep... eat and so on. Also super excited for the TV series. Fingers crossed they do it justice.